Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I wanted Shaina to see our church library, because it is so nice. But the kids were so hyper. They were climbing and throwing big bean bags at each other. I finally had to yell at them to get them out of there.
Then we quickly came home to make lunch for everyone before the birthday party. We let the kids open their big present. Shaina got upset and ran upstairs and slammed the door b/c Greg said she couldn't open the present. (I think it was a misunderstanding- b/c of something she said later, I got the idea she thought Greg threw away her present to give to the kids.) But she would NOT come down so we went ahead and let them open it, which is a game cube that we got off of Ebay. While they played, I made all the kids their sandwiches and then I said to everyone else- here's the stuff make your own. I'm some hostess huh? I even sat there eating my sandwich finding it humorous that I wasn't up and waiting on anyone. (Well that attitude bit me in the butt!)
I finished my sandwich went to Wal Mart to pick up the cake and it was the WRONG one! (So if I waited on everyone this wouldn't have happened right?) Anyway, it was a little after 1:00, the party was at 2:00 across town and she quickly made us another one. I just realized when I loaded the pictures that she put the names in the wrong order. She said them out loud the right way. OH well- It tasted great! Can you tell it is made entirely out of cupcakes? 1/2 were vanilla and 1/2 were chocolate. I tell you what- this is the way to go!
So we made it to the party 5-7 minutes late, but that was OK no one else was there yet.
We decided to have the cake first because it was so hot we were afraid the icing would melt. We found a secluded, shaded picnic area at the YMCA and had our party there. It was very sandy and all the kids got their hands dirty before we started the party. I had to get on to Aussie several times for throwing sand. We had to wash them up before we could get started. (It seemed like one thing after another.) We finally had the cupcakes and then we all went swimming. I didn't take many pictures. I was too busy cleaning up, watching the kids, etc. But I know my friend Doris got at least one FABULOUS picture. Go to her blog and you can see it.
They didn't swim long, the pool was SO busy. There were people everywhere and I was getting frustrated trying to keep up with just my 3.
Then Aussie got in trouble for hitting and it went downhill from there. He said it was the worst birthday ever! I was so emotional- just trying to get everything together, and little things happening left and right, I just broke down and cried. Thank goodness Dana was there to comfort me.
Ashley and Mason were trying to comfort me too. Austin was really asking a lot of questions like Why didn't I get many toys? Why did we have to sit at that picnic table? Why didn't we play any games? etc. etc. etc. He got a stern talking to by Greg and he fell asleep in the car. He still was a little grumpy when he woke up from his nap, but he came around and told me he was sorry on his own.
SO, since I got a heartfelt apology I decided to give the kids the rest of their little presents before bed. And that seemed to make everyone happy. Anyway- I'm terribly exhausted. All the kids except Aussie are in bed asleep. Aussie had a long nap. So he is beside me asking me lots of questions. (update...he is now asleep on the floor next to me.)
I'm going to bed! Wish/Pray for me to have a better relaxing day tomorrow.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We didn't eat at Rainforest but they all went to this wall when we entered the mall.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I was cuddling with Ashley and she wasn't feeling good and I told her I would pray about it. About 30 seconds later, she said, "Um Mom your not saying anything." I told her that i was praying inside my head and not out loud. And she said, "But can God hear you?"
House update: I'm still keeping it up! I really cleaned the cabinets in the Kitchen. I washed our comforters and even mended some pants. It really helps to get things done when everything is decluttered and easy to find!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Austin is doing fine. He told me that he didn't fall asleep and it hurt. But he really did do well. He told me next time they are going to have to find a better way to get his teeth out.
The tooth fairy is hoping Daddy brings home some money, because she is NOT prepared.
It's been a bit of a tough day. Austin was grumpy from his medicine and it was just a very tiring day. And Ashley doesn't like the attention not being on her. They all seemed to pick on each other an awful lot today, more so than usual and no marbles were given out today.
I'm trying to sort through some things that Steena needed me to go through. Last night I sorted my scrapbook paper by color in the middle of the night. I couldn't sleep, so I got up around 2:30 and worked on it for an hour and then went back to bed.
OH... Steena is willing to have an organizational class. I was thinking (well really Dana's idea) that we should charge $10 per person. I would really really like to get at least 10 people here. I'm talking to Steena about making it a home business. Where the hostess would invite people and Steena would do an hour's worth of organizing a closet or something as she taught. So the hostess would benefit and so would Steena. Anyway, she is seriously thinking about all this. How many of you would be interested in coming to the class?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
So that means Renee is the winner with a guess of 53. Liana was so so close but she went over by one.
Renee I have a Scrapbook kit waiting for you. We need to meet up so I can give it to you.
Aussie is having 2 teeth extracted tomorrow. His adult teeth are growing in behind his baby teeth. I'm not so worried about the procedure, but I'm worried about the after effects. He doesn't do well with sedation. Apparently, this is different from the kind that he has had before, but it still makes me nervous. This is going to be the most expensive tooth fairy yet. Unfortunately, $250ish goes to the dentist and only $4 to Aussie. (By the way, I already got a second opinion and it needs to be done.)